Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after winning another business award for being ‘green’ and being shortlisted in three other categories.

The company, which has its headquarters in Kenley near Croydon, Surrey, added the prestigious 2020 Gatwick Diamond Green Business of the Year title to a growing collection in the office trophy cabinet.

Cleankill was also a finalist in the Professional Services and the Brighter Thinking categories, while Managing Director Paul Bates was one of three people to be shortlisted in the Businessperson of the Year category.

Paul Bates said: “We won the GDBA Green award in 2017 as well. To win it again shows that we are moving forward in what we do and not resting on past glories! The Gatwick Diamond covers a huge area with thousands of businesses so to get shortlisted is fantastic, but winning is absolutely brilliant. It’s also wonderful to end 2020 by winning this award.

“This latest award is a real credit to every member of the team, from our office staff to our surveyors and technicians, who are constantly looking for ways that we can reduce our carbon foot-print and help our customers reduce theirs by using green solutions on their premises.”

The company has expanded over the past several years and now covers Bristol and Buckinghamshire as well as London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. Cleankill strives to differentiate its work from other pest control providers by focusing on being green and using natural pest control. This has reaped rewards and Cleankill now employs 47 staff.

A ‘green’ service that is proving particularly popular involves using predator birds to rid business and residential properties from pigeons and gulls. There are three Harris Hawks on the payroll along with a team of expert birds handlers who visit sites several times a week to discourage pest birds.

The 2020 winners of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards were announced at a ground-breaking ‘Putting on the BIZ’ event compered by Gyles Brandreth, well-known TV personality and author.

The awards are strongly supported by the Gatwick Diamond business community including the headline sponsors – Gatwick Airport, NatWest, Thakeham Group and Extech Cloud.

Now in their 12th year, the awards are a well-established highlight of the business calendar. They celebrate the achievements of individual businesses and business people across a wide range of categories. Importantly, they also showcase the success of the Gatwick Diamond economic area as major driver of the regional and national economies.

The Cleankill team has built a reputation for acting with professionalism, courtesy and expertise. Customers can count on highly trained staff arriving in smart uniforms and branded vehicles and using the best available products and equipment.

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